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Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Ipswich
Reviewed September 16, 2013

What can we say, the Blestead brook and the staff were amazing in making our wedding day truly special. they catered to our needs and were happy to change bits and pieces to make our wedding unique to us.
Vikki was a pleasure to plan our wedding with.
the honeymoon suites was fantastic, and after speaking with family and friends so too were the standard rooms.
the food was spot on and the price was very competitive.
thanks,
the schumanns

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris_Holden, General Manager at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Dear Hannah & Gary,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your experiences at Belstead Brook Hotel. We were delighted that your wedding reception was a success and that you and your guests enjoyed the facilities and services provided. Your kind comments have been passed on to the team and in particular to Vicki. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel again soon.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Our fourth visit. On each visit the hotel has carried out improvements and redecoration.
The food is excellent and for the price you pay represents great value. The staff are all
very friendly and helpful.
The hotel appeared to be busy during our visit and I feel sure this is due to the continual improvements being made. However this did not affect the service.
A good hotel and I wish them continuing success. Will return.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris_Holden, General Manager at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review following another return visit to the hotel. It is great to know that the improvements we are undertaking are being appreciated. Thank you also for your comments about the staff and for your good wishes. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here on several occasions, I always try to get booked in here if I work in Ipswich, lovely quiet location, welcoming staff, nice food with the bonus of the leisure centre!

It's a bit difficult to find but well worth the effort of looking and locating!

The hotel has an olde worlde atmosphere and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere whether its evening or breakfast, nothing is too much trouble for the staff.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank lkiezer
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Chris_Holden, General Manager at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Many thanks for your kind comments about the services and facilities provided at Belstead Brook Hotel. It is good to know when we get things right and we look forward to your next visit when you are working in the area.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I booked here for my boyfriends birthday as he wanted a massage so the spa package was perfect.
Receptionist was very polite and helpful on check in (Jenny I believe). The room was a good size as I think they had upgraded us which was very much appreciated :). Only thing is the glasses could have done with a good clean as were still a bit dirty.
Spa treatments brilliant thank you very much Steph, my boyfriend couldn't praise you enough for his back massage.
Food superb and very tasty. Thanks for a brilliant stay we would definitely come again.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank npantz
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Chris_Holden, General Manager at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your recent spa break with us and found the facilities and services to your satisfaction. Your comments have been passed on to the team and in particular to Jenny and Steph. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel very soon.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Lots of character and history attached to parts of this hotel, which I like. The restaurant is in what appears to be the oldest part of the building, which is quite charming.
Nice entrance and reception area and good parking.
The room was good too but the bathroom needed to be refurbished. I understand that water does cause wear and tear, but the taps (once gold plated I assume) had definitely seen much better days. The bathroom also needed re-decorating, even though it was clean enough.
Food finished serving at 9pm, which I though was a little early so I had to eat elsewhere (en route) as I was travelling late.
I did quite like the place and would stay again, hoping for a bathroom in a better condition.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Geoff S
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Chris_Holden, General Manager at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for your review and your complimentary and constructive feedback. I am glad you found the restaurant to taste. It certainly does have a lot of character and charm. We are in the process of changing the taps in the hotel bedrooms as well as decorating bedrooms and bathrooms. Food is available from the bar snack menu until 9.30pm, but last orders in the restaurant are 9.00pm. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the area.

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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed for four nights at this hotel, one of which we were attending our friend’s wedding. We have recently been struggling with a very stressful time and felt like we needed a break and that is exactly what we got.
We were really looked after by the staff, who were polite, welcoming, always spoke when we met them in the reception or corridor, the staff could not do enough to please.
The buildings and grounds were intriguing, with some interesting historical characteristics. I felt as though I was staying with my Grandparents, surrounded by lovely oak furniture and excellent family portraits on the walls. Superbly cared for oak panelled fire places in the dining room, where we were served a fine traditional English breakfast and the starched white table cloths set a scene that really needs to be treasured. I felt like I was spending time in a living museum and even thought I saw the odd ghost or two.
We absolutely loved it here and after spending time relaxing in the exotic spa area, after just a few hours, we had both totally relaxed.
Yes we did notice that the place needed decorating and I hope when you do get round to decorating it, you don’t knock the soul out of the place by ‘modernising’ it! Cobwebs, grubbiness around the edges, for us, all added to the overall experience. The basic hygiene standards were absolutely fine.
The wedding was wonderful, one of the best I have been to.
We will definitely be back; I would love to spend Christmas in this wonderful place, sitting by a log fire. This hotel is a rare commodity that needs to be treasured.
A refreshingly small glimpse into traditional England, please preserve it.
Thank you to all the staff.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ellie-Dave193
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Chris_Holden, General Manager at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Many thanks for your comprehensive review of your recent stay with us. We were delighted to learn that you enjoyed your break and you felt refreshed from it and the wedding that was held at the hotel. Our hotel is indeed very different from the modern, corporate hotel and we believe it is because of this and the great team who work in the hotel that we have so many regular guests who return to the hotel. We will continue with our redecorating program but will ensure we preserve the traditional values of the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We spent a couple of nights on a DBB basis (which is much cheaper booing online than direct with the hotel). It is not easy to find but, despite being surrounding by housing estates, it has large grounds and feels secluded and quiet.
Our room could do with a bit of a makeover but was clean, comfortable and had all that you would want, if a little old fashioned in parts.
The restaurant is a series of rooms, the first is very dark (Jacobean panelling) but the third ("The Library") is bright and has good views over the grounds - we much preferred it. Dinner was quite good but the service on our first night was rather slow. Breakfast was varied and the hot stuff was much warmer than many hotels.(tip - we order poached eggs - they're done for you and you get a hot plate to put the rest of your buffet on - we do this in most hotels we stay in which have buffet breakfasts)
The hotel is 15 minutes away from Flatford Mill - wonderful Constable experience

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris_Holden, General Manager at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us and for the constructive comments you made about your stay. The hotel is not the easiest place to find but the brown tourist signs from the A12/A14 should direct guests to the hotel. I am glad you found your room to be clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed you visit to Flatford Mill. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon.

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Additional Information about Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel

Address: Belstead Road | Suffolk, Ipswich IP2 9HB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Ipswich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Ipswich
Price Range: $66 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 88
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an 88 Bedroom Hotel set in our own grounds but only a 5 minute Drive into Ipswich Town centre. The Manor House section of the Hotel is the original part of the building dating back to the 16th century and a lot of the original fittings still remain and this is also the location of the Restaurant . We also have the leisure centre which is free to use for all guests this includes Swimming Pool, Steam room, Jacuzzi, Gym and treatments are available by prior arrangement. ... more   less 
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